Urmilesh, V.K. Cherian and Poornima Joshi discuss the ongoing conflict between CPI(M) and BJP-RSS in Kerala and the recent attacks against Dalits in Gujarat.
The popular upsurge of the late 1960s, while spectacular, had many paradoxes, and eventually was stymied by the bind of a universal ‘line’ and the parliamentary framework of rule.
Several outlets have been critcised for revealing the name of the actor and ‘misreporting and sensationalising’ the incident.
The opposition has submitted 651 amendments to the president’s address to the joint session of parliament – many of them contesting demonetisation.
This extract from ‘Fatal Accidents of Birth’ delves into Rohit Vemula’s story, tracing the chain of events that led to his death, and shines a light on casteism in India’s educational institutions.
The increasing liberties taken by the army are symptomatic of the decline in civil and military relations that has occurred because of an erosion of constitutional norms.
While the Congress wants parliament debate to be conducted under ‘Rule 56’, the BJP prefers it happens under ‘Rule 193’, the latter of which is invoked only for “small discussions”.
A roundup of this week’s news from the northeast.
Six states and one union territory underwent polls today, in the first vote after Modi announced the government’s decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes
Congress and the Left Front fear that helping the US military, even logistically, would draw India into wars that the US is fighting in Asia Pacific and West Asia.
Election Commission will now review the national and state party status of political parties every ten years instead of the present five.
Hope Blooms for Landlocked Tripura Through Rail Connectivity, Now With Delhi and Soon With Bangladesh
The weekly train service is the realisation of a demand – connecting the North East state to the capital through a rail link – that was first raised in 1949.
All agree that Rajita Usendi, a local Maoist commander in Gadchiroli, was trapped in a hut and consumed by fire. But beyond that simple story lies a more complex tale.
Activist have urged the commission to instruct the Centre to suspend all direct and indirect funding to political parties as an interim measure while they remain opposed to being under the RTI scanner.
“They must be happy having won the elections but what is it with the gestures they were making to me? I recognise them, they are friends of Majhi’s, our very own TMC leader.”
A look at how many members of legislative assembly elected in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam face criminal charges.
As huge sums of money are spent on militarisation, question arise on why these funds were not used for the social sector
Growing environmental degradation, lack of funds for much-needed infrastructure and few women participants mark Kerala’s political landscape.
Voters have the option of making a rational choice based on direct, lived experiences of two regimes.
High voter turnout was seen in both North 24-Parganas and Howrah district.
The third phase of polling in West Bengal witnessed a series of clashes between political rivals. One person was killed and nine others injured in the violence.
Tanushree Bhasin travels through Lalgarh in Bengal, capturing the lives of the adivasis who continue to be denied their basic constitutional rights.
Tanushree Bhasin travels through small town Bengal, capturing the people’s responses to Mamata’s promises.
Having realised that aligning with regional groupings can be detrimental, the Left parties have decided to give up on coalitions and go it alone in Bihar